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Former NYC Police Commissioner Kerik sues ex-lawyer

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik says the lawyer who negotiated a plea deal did not tell him he was under investigation himself.

Syria: Israel blasts Hezbollah's missile chain

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 6 (UPI) -- Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to be concentrating on hitting the flow of Iranian and Syrian arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon, rather than Assad's regime.
Boston bids farewell to horseback cop unit

Boston bids farewell to horseback cop unit

BOSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Boston City Council President Michael Ross said the official dismantling of the city's horseback police unit marks an end to a respected tradition.

TV producer-writer Ross dead at age 89

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Noted TV producer-writer Michael Ross, known best for his work on U.S. series such as "All in the Family," has died at the age of 89, a friend says.

Scottish war hero guilty of 1994 killing

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 21 (UPI) -- A Scottish war hero was convicted Friday of a racist killing 14 years ago.

Boston considers taxicab bill of rights

BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Boston City Council members have proposed a "Taxicab Bill of Rights," to be posted in cabs to inform passengers what they can expect during a ride.

Legal brawl over Snoop Dogg football

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg's Snoop Youth Football League Foundation is being sued in New York Supreme Court for backing out of a reality TV deal.

Democracy not good at helping poor people

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. political scientists has concluded democracy may not be more beneficial to the poor than other political systems, contrary to prior findings.

Union leader charged with restaurant rats

BOSTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A union leader who allegedly set three rats free in a pricey Boston steak house has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Dissertation explores sex and the Internet

MALMO, Sweden, March 7 (UPI) -- A dissertation from Malmo University College in Sweden posits the Internet has created a space where people can experiment with their sexuality.

Ross executed in Connecticut

SOMERS, Conn., May 13 (UPI) -- Serial killer Michael Ross Friday became the first person executed in New England in nearly half a century.

Complaints filed in Conn. execution delay

HARTFORD, Conn., April 28 (UPI) -- Formal complaints have been filed against a federal judge regarding conduct during phone conferences about a possible stay of execution in Connecticut. Senior Assistant State's Attorney Harry Weller confirmed to the Hartford (Conn.) Courant that he and si

Connecticut execution is delayed

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An attorney for a killer who has tried to speed his own execution filed a motion Monday in Connecticut for a hearing on his client's mental competence.

Connecticut delays execution

SOMERS, Conn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Connecticut delayed an execution early Saturday after the death row convict's lawyer cited a possible conflict of interest in representing the condemned man.

High court lifts stay of Conn. execution

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 Thursday to lift a lower-court stay blocking Connecticut's execution of Michael Ross, who says he wants to die.
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